Study: Gas from ‘fracking’ worse than coal on climate
“The Hill,” an influential Capitol Hill news outlet, is running a story on the findings of Cornell University’s research team, Professors Howarth, Santoro, and Ingraffea, stating that shale gas drilling may be as much as twice as bad as coal for climate in the twenty year time frame. It’s an explosive study about an explosive gas.
Excerpts from The Hill article “Study: Gas from ‘fracking’ worse than coal on climate“:
“Cornell University professors will soon publish research that concludes natural gas produced with a drilling method called ‘hydraulic fracturing’ contributes to global warming as much as coal, or even more.”
“The conclusion is explosive because natural gas enjoys broad political support – including White House backing – due to its domestic abundance and lower carbon dioxide emissions when burned than other fossil fuels.”